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16 February 2012 - 7:14pm

Craps For Dummies?

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Can anyone spell out the game of craps for me? No matter what I read or watch on it, I can't seem to get my hands around it.

I really don't get the rules or strategy. Do any of you play this game and can you give me some pointers?

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16 February 2012 - 7:39pm
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Just go to Guides > Craps using the main menu. Its a pretty good guide if I do say so myself!

The game is complicated, and it one that is far better in a real casino than online where you don't have the same energy and excitement around the table.

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16 February 2012 - 8:43pm
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Ah, touche! Didn't see it up there. Thanks!

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16 February 2012 - 8:53pm
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So much is right here at our fingertips. I will try that, too, because I have had the same problem with Craps....and the Roulette wheel. So many land casinos have the automated ones now, e.g. not run by people.

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17 February 2012 - 8:16pm
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Yes its a tricky game and there are so many bets on the table it can look overwhelming. But if you want to play for a long time the best bets is the odds bet which has no house edge at all. However you have to place a pass or don't pass bet first. So for example you can place a pass line bet, then when the point is rolled (anything except a 7 or 11), put an odds bet behind your pass line bet. Then if your point number is rolled again before a 7 you win.

That way you minimise the house edge but you also see a lot of "free rolls" where neither your point number or a 7 comes up. If you go for a while like that the tension can really build!

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22 February 2012 - 11:21pm
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CL-Ed wrote:

Yes its a tricky game and there are so many bets on the table it can look overwhelming. But if you want to play for a long time the best bets is the odds bet which has no house edge at all. However you have to place a pass or don't pass bet first. So for example you can place a pass line bet, then when the point is rolled (anything except a 7 or 11), put an odds bet behind your pass line bet. Then if your point number is rolled again before a 7 you win.

That way you minimise the house edge but you also see a lot of "free rolls" where neither your point number or a 7 comes up. If you go for a while like that the tension can really build!

Thanks, CL-Ed. The guide that is posted here did help me understand a little more clearly. Like with any game, I guess it would be to understand the basics, like what you posted above, then learn and remember a bit more each time you play, or as one feels comfortable.

Glad you posted your message, B'Slim, because I always wondered about Craps, too.

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